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TOURNEY
Inspired by: "I NEED 25 MORE VALIANTS' MARKS BECAUSE I WANT THE FORSAKEN WARHORSES", by my dorkbutt DK, by Varian being VERY LOUD, by Kyl's sexy belfadin Rauthien and her adorable Draenei mage Zalandra, and by Kyl and her fantastic headcanon that i now share in :D
Warnings: Varian being grouchy and jerky about the Horde, though not as loathsome an ass as he is in game. He is, however, still being rather a closed-minded jerk.

I want to expand on this later hence no formal title block. :B


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The Horde and Alliance champions filed into the ring one-by-one, and if not for this temporary armistice, the crystalline trees towering so far overhead that they were visible even now, and the bit of Dalaran's floating land-mass visible between the canopies, this could have been any ordinary tournament--much to Varian Wrynn's irritation.

Sooner or later the other shoe would drop. One or the other of those ne'er-do-wells under the red banner would show his or her true colours and then everything would go to pot. Varian scowled at the Horde;s champions, held his figurative ground when the pigtailed Orc woman met his gaze and grinned, then looked away hurriedly when the Blood Elven paladin next to her caught him staring. The man's level green gaze and quirked brow were a hell of a distraction.

When he glanced across the arena at the King of Silvermoon, that blasted Sunstrider gave him the self-same look. Then he SMILED, and Varian bit back a splutter and sulked.

"Louts, all of them," he mumbled, and sipped his tea. Even in the sheltered valley of Crystalsong, it was right some cold. "Louts to the bone."

Jaina gave him That Look. "Loutishness isn't limited to any particular race."

"Yes, well, THAT lot"--here Varian gestured at the Horde's champions--"is more inclined to be loutish." A pause. "Except maybe that paladin. He probably isn't a lout. But he could be a rake instead. He looks like a rake. So we have a rake and his pack of louts. And they're all of them together hooligans. Wonderful."

Jaina watched a Dwarven paladin--Ironforge's champion, a woman with brilliant red curls and a nut-brown complexion--cheerfully exchange rude gestures with the Orc woman. As these got more and more amiably crass (still with no violence pending), a Draenei woman nearby tried to intervene. She did her best to keep a straight face whilst she leaned down from her Elekk and scolded them for being ridiculous, but in the end didn't manage. As she started to giggle and that warm, softer sound mingled with the Orc woman's uproarious laughter, Jaina quirked an eyebrow at Varian.

"Well?" she said.

He pretended he hadn't heard her or seen any of that, tugged his warm cloak more fully around himself, hunched his shoulders, thanked the light for the umpty-umpth time that he'd brought a scarf, and grumbled into his mug.

"I didn't come here," he said, "to sit on my laurels and watch these hooligans thump one another--and my allies--about the head and shoulders with sticks."

Jaina didn't even bat an eyelash. "Drink your tea, Varian," she said.

Varian grumbled into his mug again and obeyed.
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TITLE: Arise, Maiden
FANDOM: World of Warcraft
PEOPLE: Agathe the Val'kyr, her sisters Daschla and Arturia, and their Queen.
PAIRING: Sylvanas/Agathe, sort of.
RATING: G because all Agathe does is heartmark XD
SUMMARY: The aftermath of Godfrey finding out the hard way that Sylvanas is extremely hard to kill (all of the bullets are nowhere near enough), and Agathe being terrified at how fragile her Queen suddenly seems to be...
WARNINGS: Minor spoilers-kinda-sorta for the Silverpine quest shenanigans.
NOTES: From Kyl's Great AU. I'm using more Scandinavian/oldschool-y spellings of the Val'kyr Sibling Trio's names, simply because I can.

First posted on Tumblr; expanded a bit here.

Dedicated to my dearest longcat Kyl. ♥

***

"Take care of Arturia," she said, and was prepared to die. She was happy to give of herself, of her soul, for her Lady. It was their place to give of themselves for their Master—or Mistress—and as the eldest of the three sisters, it was Agathe’s place to give all she had.

... )
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Thanks to my amazing girlfriend's tutelage and patience with my "OMG A SHINY THING *wanders off vaguely southeast*" tendencies, I can now say that, playing my wee Sin'dorei protadin Isythalar, I have at-appropriate-level:

1) Soloed Knucklerot and Luzran
2) Soloed Darkhan and the million zillion ads he kept on fearing Izzy into ("AAAGH! AAAAGH! SHADES! NOT YOU JERKS AGAIN GET LOST I KILLED YOU ALREA--NOOO AAAAAGH NOOOOOO SPIDERS SPIDERS SPIDERS SPIDERS AAAAAAAGH DRAITHIR I HATE YOUUUU--")
3) Soloed 3/4 of the Durnholde Challenge, only dying on the CREEPY LOOKING OMFG WHAT fire elemental boss because his flame rush kekekekeke lagged me out something fierce and by the time I stopped getting 5fps, Izzy was deceased and threatening to haunt the shit out of everything in Hillsbrad. GodDAMN those bosses have some laggy-ass AoEs. The earth elemental's "SUDDENLY STALAGMITES ZILLIONS OF THEM" was really bad for my framerate too. Blizzard my computer is not that old, wtf r u doin

Anyway I know this is small fries for a lot of people out there--but heck, for me it's a first. ^^ I am happy, and my girlfriend's amazing.
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So it abruptly got REALLY DAMN COLD here; apparently it remembered this is Canada after last year's temporary amnesia? And part of me is like AWW YEEEE because godfuckit I hated last winter, it scared the fuck out of me. But another part of me is like NO REALLY WHERE IS MY HAAAAAAAT

Probably somewhere weird; when dad came over to take my window AC unit out for the season he randomly cleaned, which means some of my stuff that was out got put places I didn't expect them to be.

He also dusted all my action figures and posed them goofy. Like, he tried his damnedest to make both Sephiroths bro-fist but FF7!Seph fell over and AC!Seph was just sort of like "you left me hanging dude". Vincent had his gun pointed at Kaworu, Mateus was bopping spooky!Rei with his mage-staff...

...And ARTHAS AND DRACULA WERE IN A FACEOFF.

I was like, "DAD WHY"

Anyway

medical and emotional and etc. )

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